3D Modeling & Animation Bootcamp

New York City Campus

GA NYC (Manhattan), Classrooms
10 East 21st Street
New York NY 10010

Past Locations for this Workshop

3D Modeling & Animation Bootcamp | New York City

New York City Campus

GA NYC (Manhattan), Classrooms
10 East 21st Street
New York NY 10010

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

As technology changes, more media and design companies are exploring 3D design, animation, and 3D printing. Having 3D skills on your resume can set you apart from other designers.

This class serves as an introduction to the core concepts and tools in 3D modeling and animation using industry standard software, Autodesk Maya. The course also provides participants with basic hands-on skills in 3D production. This course will teach students the fundamentals of 3D character development, modeling, texturing, and basic animation. Participants will learn how to create a simple character model, apply basic textures, animate, and render a 3D character in Autodesk Maya. This course is recommended for beginners and intermediate level students who seek to understand the basics of 3D design.


  • Learn and practice the basic tools used in 3D modeling.
  • Understand the best practices in Autodesk Maya’s 3D workflow.
  • Gain knowledge of the terminology used in 3D production, as well as the 3D pipeline.
  • Hands-on exercises including: creating a basic character and basic animation.
  • Practice your collaboration, brainstorming, and sketching skills.
  • Overview of 3D careers and opportunities.

Prereqs & Preparation

Prior experience with Adobe Photoshop or any design software strongly preferred.

Bring your laptop and cell phone. Please view links for recommended system requirements for Autodesk Maya 2018 software to run on your laptop. If your laptop does not have these minimal requirements, Maya software may not run well on your machine: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya/learn-explore/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Maya-2018.html

Link to Autodesk’s free Maya 2018 software download for students. Create an account and download correct version PC or Mac prior to class: https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/maya Recommended minimal laptop requirements below:


    Operating System:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1) and Windows® 10 Professional operating system.
  • Apple® Mac OS® X 10.11.x, 10.12.x operating system.
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 & 7.2 WS operating system ¹.
  • CentOS 6.5 & 7.2 Linux operating system ¹.
  • Nvidia Guide for Virtualization with GRID & VMWare.


  • CPU: 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set.
  • Graphics Hardware: Refer to the following pages for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards: Maya Certified Hardware.
  • RAM: 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more recommended).
  • Disk Space: 4 GB of free disk space for install.
  • Pointing Device: Three-button mouse.

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